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A Streetcar Named Desire

A Streetcar Named Desire


by Tennessee Williams

Analysis: Trivia

Brain Snacks: Tasty Tidbits of Knowledge

Endlessly hilarious is Ned Flanders’s portrayal of Stanley in The Simpsons. It’s a musical version, and he sings out the verses in his shrill voice:
"Can’t you hear me yella,
You’re putting me through hella,
Stella! …Stella!" (Source)

Vivien Leigh (who played Blanche in the film), suffered from bipolar disorder. She said that playing Blanche "tipped [her] into madness," and that she later believed herself to be Williams’s fictional character. (Source: Coleman, Terry. Olivier, The Authorised Biography)

Tennessee Williams was actually named "Thomas," but earned his geographical nickname in college. He later legally changed his name in 1939 (Source).

Every year in New Orleans there’s a Stanley shouting contest, where men go shirtless and scream for Stella to come back. (Source)

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